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Emerging markets volatility – not all bad

Currently, emerging market shares and bond prices are generally experiencing increased volatility and falling prices. Although this is a direct result of tapering by the US Federal Reserve, it is also a healthy sign markets are starting to focus on investment fundamentals – and measured by these standards, many emerging markets don’t pass muster.

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What is a balanced portfolio and why is it important for me?

The GFC revealed the heavy asset allocation biases of many Australians who sustained heavy losses due to high allocations to (primarily domestic) equities. The events of the GFC led many Australians to look for a more conservative approach to investing. One such approach is to build a “balanced” portfolio, with allocations not only to equities,

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How Liquid are ETFs?

In this BetaShares Academy post we look at one of the most misunderstood concepts relating to ETFs – liquidity. To understand ETF liquidity, we need to dig into the concept of an “open ended” fund – and when we do, it becomes obvious why ETFs are typically described as having the same level of liquidity as the underlying assets of the fund.

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – November 2013

Today we released our Australian ETF Review for November 2013, which reported that the Australian ETF Industry grew for the 18th consecutive month in a row, reaching a fresh record high of $9.6B in funds under management. ETF industry assets grew 3.2% ($297 million) in November with the bulk of the growth ($210 million) attributable to new money rather than market performance.

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